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April 24, 2015

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Events and Announcements

Current News

Reminders,
News Clips and Links
Trenton Campus Open House April 29 "Explore Mercer!" Open House Draws Big Crowd Reminders

Philosophy Club Discussion April 29

MCCC Supports Student Success, Honors Three at Fundraiser Mercer in the News

WPU at Mercer Info Session April 30

Dean Diane Campbell Honored as "Woman of Achievement" News Links and Social Media
Fashion Students to Present Original Styles May 2 Students Create Lasting Mother’s Day Memories For HomeFront Families

Updates & Info
Garden State African Violet Club Show and Sale May 2-3 Hundreds of Students Beat the Weather for Festive Spring Day  
Chorus, Jazz Band to Present Free Concerts May 12 & 13 VIDEO: Veterans Club Steps Up Game for "Penny Wars"  
Coming to Kelsey Theatre Mercer Softball Is No. 1 Seed Entering Region 19 Playoffs  
  Stay Informed about Presidential Search

Coming Events

Trenton Campus to Host Open House and Spring Day Events April 29
MCCC's Trenton Campus welcomes spring with several events on Wednesday, April 29. A ribbon-cutting for the new Youth College classrooms and learning lab will be held at 10 a.m. Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson and state representatives will be on hand. The Fashion Design program, located in Trenton Hall, will unveil student work AT 11:30 a.m. and campus tours will be conducted by student leaders until noon. Spring Day for MCCC students and staff will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Campus tours for the general public will be available between 2 and 4 p.m. Activities for evening students will continue from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Monique Richardson at ext. 3160. Read more here.
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Philosophy Club Discussion April 29
The Philosophy S.P.A. Club, with advisor Ken Howarth, will host the seventh of eight discussions this spring as part of the club's Civil Discourse Series. "The Myth and Pith of Equality" will take place Wednesday, April 29 from noon to 1 p.m. in LA108. See the full schedule here.

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WPU at Mercer Info Session April 30
William Paterson University is holding an information session for students interested in the WPU at Mercer bachelor's degree programs on Thursday, April 30, at noon in LA128. Pizza and soda will be provided.

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Garden State African Violet Club Show and Sale May 2-3
The Garden State African Violet Club presents its 64th Annual Show and Sale on Saturday, May 2 from noon to 4 p.m., and Sunday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center. Proceeds from the show will benefit MCCC Horticulture student scholarships. Read more here.
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Fashion Students to Present Original Styles May 2
All are invited to an afternoon of style as the Mercer Fashion Program presents its Annual Student Fashion Show at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Trenton Campus’s Kerney Hall. Read more here.
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Chorus, Jazz Band to Present Free Concerts May 12 & 13
The MCCC Chorus will present its spring concert on Tuesday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m., with the MCCC Jazz Band performing on Wednesday, May 13, at 8 p.m. Both performances will take place in Kelsey Theatre. Read more here.
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April 24-May 3: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

April 25: Dog Loves Books



May 8-17: Music Man

Kelsey Theatre
2014-15 Season

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Current News

"Explore Mercer!" Open House Draws Big Crowd
The annual “Explore Mercer” open house on April 16 was a big success, drawing more than 200 prospective students and parents interested in learning more about the value of a Mercer education. Faculty and staff were ready to discuss Mercer's programs and services. See the Facebook photos here.
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MCCC Supports Student Success, Honors Three at Fundraiser
Mercer celebrated its students and its community of friends on April 14 at Mercer Oaks, where a crowd of 250 helped to make “Spring Into Student Success,” the MCCC Foundation’s signature scholarship fundraiser, a memorable event. Proceeds totaling more than $76,000 will be used to sustain and expand scholarship opportunities for deserving students. Read more here. See the Facebook photos here.
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Dean Diane Campbell Honored as "Woman of Achievement"
Dr. Diane Campbell, Executive Dean for Student Affairs, was honored as a Woman of Achievement by the Kappa Foundation of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Trenton Alumni Chapter, during the organization’s annual Jazz Brunch on April 11. Read more here.
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Students Create Lasting Mother’s Day Memories For HomeFront Families
When Mother’s Day rolls around May 10, clients at the Trenton nonprofit HomeFront will have a family portrait in hand to commemorate the occasion. On March 23, Mercer’s Documentary Photography class went on location to Homefront for what's become an annual Mother's Day Portrait Shoot. Read more here.
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Hundreds of Students Beat the Weather for Festive Spring Day
It was Spring Day and Earth Day all in one at MCCC's West Windsor Campus April 22. Students enjoyed lunch prepared and served by the Hospitality Club, plus music and lots of activities -- all before the April showers came! See the Facebook photos here.
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Veterans Club Steps Up Game for "Penny Wars"
The Mercer Veterans Club pulled out all the stops in the Penny Wars, hosting a meet-and-greet with tattoo artist Julia Carlson, a former contestant on the reality TV series "Ink Master." For a small donation, fans could take a selfie with Carlson, who is the daughter of student Paula Klockner, co-founder of the Veterans Club. See the video here. Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner of Penny Wars, a campus-wide fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand coordinated by Student Life and Leadership, which concluded Thursday.
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Mercer Softball Is No. 1 Seed Entering Region 19 Playoffs This Weekend
The Vikings softball team is entering the Region 19 playoffs this weekend as the no. 1 seed. In their first game, the Vikings will face no. 4-seeded Burlington CC in the double elimination tournament hosted by the County College of Morris. Read more here.
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Stay Informed about Presidential Search
Presidential search updates are available on the college's website. Dates for visits by the next two finalists are available here.
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Reminders

April 25: IPIC Adjunct Workshop. IPIC will host a special professional development event for adjunct faculty. The morning event will be filled with networking and workshop sampling. See the flyer here for details and to RSVP.

Through May 6: MercerOnline Training. Click here to view the full schedule and to register.

Through May 7: Student Restaurant Serving Lunch, Dinner. Tickets are available for the HRIM "Applied Kitchen Skills" and "Part-Thyme" student restaurants. "Applied Kitchen Skills" serves weekly through Thursday, May 7 and "Part-Thyme" serves its final lunch on Wednesday, April 29. Both restaurants serve in ES111, with seatings from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for faculty and staff, and $12 for other guests and may be purchased from the Bursar's Office window at SC256 in the Student Center. In addition, tickets are on sale for the HRIM "International" restaurant class. Dinner will be served on Wednesdays, April 29 and May 6, with seatings from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. View menus here. Questions? Email benowitf@mccc.edu.

Through May 8: Visual Arts Student Show. More than 100 works by 60 MCCC art students are on display at the MCCC Gallery. Read more and see a sample of the art here.

Through May 8: Spring Late Night Series. One and all are invited to perform at MCCC’s Late Night Series, an open-mic event hosted by the Drama Club and MC Post Midnight. Performances typically include dance, music, acting, film-making and poetry. Shows take place in the college’s Studio Theatre, located on the West Windsor campus next to Kelsey Theatre.  Remaining dates this spring are April 24 and May 8.  Showtime is 10 p.m.  Doors open at 9:30; sign-up for the open-mic is 9:45 p.m.  For more information, email Jody Gazenbeek-Person at gazenbej@mccc.edu

Through May 15: Submit Work for Kelsey Review. Area writers and artists are invited to submit work for possible inclusion in Kelsey Review 2015. The Review accepts short fiction, poetry, personal essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings and cartoons by those who live, work or study in Mercer County. Read more here.
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This Week's Events on MLink ____Full College Calendar____Event Submission Form

Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times/NJ.com

MCCC dean receives prestigious honor

Mercer Technical School District announces planned launch of STEM Academy

MCCC conference draws large turnout

Cooking, firefighting and mechatronics: N.J awards vocational school grants

Mercer County vocational schools get $300K grant to partner with MCCC

TDI puts old MCCC computers to good use

MCCC, ISO hosts cutural fashion show


Trentonian

Florence grad Rachael Levach takes over catching duties for Mercer

Local icon Glenn “Mooch” Myernick getting posthumous induction into U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame

‘Moose’ a multi-state star

Plan your weekend and beyond: Trentonian Community Calendar - April 23 - April 30


New York Times

Things to Do in New Jersey, April 26 to May 2, 2015

Things to Do in New Jersey, April 19 to 25, 2015


Broadway World

Pennington Players' PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Begins Tonight

Sneak Peek at MCCC Gallery's Spring 2015 Student Exhibition

CentralJersey.com/Princeton Packet

CALENDAR: April 24, 2015 (Picasso at the Lapin Agile)

MCCC's Trenton Campus to Host Open House April 29

Allentown: Locals performing in college

EAST WINDSOR: Municipal ccandidates selected (MCCC alum)

MCCC Dean Diane Campbell Honored by Trenton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi


Patch.com

Mercer County Vocational School Receives $300,000 State Grant for Project

MCCC Dean Diane Campbell Honored by Trenton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi

MCCC's Trenton Campus to Host Open House April 29


Town Topics

New Courses at The Watershed Take a Grown-Up Look at Nature

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